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2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 9_1_4.2c
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods,a by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over61.42.358.15.560.83.967.
RaceWhite, single race49.
Black, single race48.31.747.12.746.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races48.
  Non-Hispanic, White��
  Non-Hispanic, Black��48.01.746.52.845.
Hispanic, all races��53.01.852.73.446.12.959.22.855.24.0
EducationcLess than high school�49.11.749.32.645.
High school graduate�46.01.545.93.445.
At least some college51.71.452.03.948.23.551.22.654.02.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed46.
Not employed�46.01.847.12.744.23.745.13.549.66.2
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private49.
Public only48.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only�65.43.6DSUDSU63.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private�58.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSU58.
Medicare and other public63.85.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan��
  Large central metro��50.81.550.22.849.53.754.53.548.23.3
  Large fringe metro54.01.852.54.755.
  Medium metro�
  Small metro48.82.852.45.347.54.944.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish�
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good��
Activity limitationsdBasic activities��53.62.550.03.956.
Complex activities58.
Neither basic nor complex activities47.
U.S. bornYes�

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

b. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T9_1_4_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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